So nervous

My sugars were high during these first two months of pregnancy and I’m SO new to this. Trying really hard to control them but it’s so difficult. I’m freaked out now by all the risks to baby when sugars are high in the first few months. I was just newly diagnosed and I want to enjoy some of my pregnancy and not worry too much.
I have an ultra sound this Monday and my doctor wants me to do the IPS testing. I’m hesitant because I feel like it will add more worry :(.
Anyone else feel/felt this way?

Hi rmcwilliam!
I am sorry to hear that you are struggling at the moment! First, let me tell you that my sugars were also high in the beginning of my pregnancy (month and a half roughly). I had a cold, some sort of infection in the first weeks and my BGs were very badly controlled and then we went on a holiday for a week and I wasn't very much on top of my numbers then either. I have to say, I didn't have a clue that I am pregnant up until we came back from the holiday! Now I am 35 weeks pregnant and despite the high blood sugars beginning, the doctors say our baby is developing normally so far, so don't overly worry about the difficult start. However, it is very important that you get the control over your sugars and I can imagine how hard it is for you, considering you are new to diabetes! Maybe you can share your concerns about your blood sugar control with your doctor and she/ he can help you put things back on track? Even if that would mean staying in hospital for them to find the right doses/diet/treatment for you, I think it would be worth it. Also, the more you get the chance to learn about how to control your blood sugar by choosing the right doses, carb counting and exercise, the better. Have you been offered training on these things already? Remember that blood sugars CAN be well controlled, despite that they are tricky and very changeable during pregnancy. You just need to learn how to do it and get the right insulins for you! Don't give up, you can do it x

Thank you so much for the advice. I have spoken with a diabetes educator and have seen a dietician. My sugars are doing much better and I’ve only been at it for a few weeks. Been hitting my targets with some highs and lows. I think I’m slowly getting the hang of it. Your words are encouraging and I’m greatly appreciative of you Shari g your story!